Tel Aviv, Israel, July 30, 2007 — Ceragon Networks Ltd., www.ceragon.com, a leading provider of high-capacity wireless backhaul solutions, today announced that the Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) in Phoenix, Arizona is deploying Ceragon´s wireless Ethernet solutions which are being integrated to enable IPTV, VoIP and eLearning applications to be implemented by Network Infrastructure Corporation (NIC). Valued at over $1 million in revenue for Ceragon, the project will enable the school district to establish its own network for increased bandwidth, improved reliability and faster return on investment.
Following a competitive bid process, the Paradise Valley Unified School District selected Ceragon´s Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet solutions to connect the elementary, middle and high schools to the District Administration Center. This integrated solution will enable the school district to offer advanced communications and eLearning applications that will increase and improve the school district´s network connectivity.
"Thanks to Ceragon Networks integrated solution provided by CDW-G/NIC, Paradise Valley Unified School District will gain inter-site connectivity, greater network capacity and improved availability, all with an anticipated cost savings as we will no longer need to pay to lease T-1 lines to connect our school district network," said Jeff Billings, Director of Technology PVUSD. "Our students and teachers will enjoy an improved educational experience through advanced communications, IPTV and eLearning applications."
"The Paradise Valley Unified School District is a perfect example of how Ceragon´s wireless networking technology is being used to replace costly leased T1/E1 lines, reduce dependence on telcos and expedite return on investment", said Ira Palti, President and CEO, Ceragon Networks Ltd. "Operators around the world are realizing the benefits of Ceragon´s wireless solution which provides a cost effective alternative with high bandwidth capacity, advanced Ethernet technology, and greater network flexibility."
To learn more about Ceragon´s high-capacity backhaul wireless solutions, please visit www.ceragon.com or call 1-877-FibeAir in the United States.
About the Paradise Valley Unified School District
The Paradise Valley Unified School District offers a premier education to students in kindergarten through grade 12. In the 2005-06 school year, we have 30 elementary schools (kindergarten through grade 6); 8 middle schools (grades 7-8); and 6 high schools (grades 9-12). We also have a variety of alternative educational programs to support a wide variety of learners.
Our district is located in 98-square miles of rapidly growing northeast metropolitan Phoenix and a portion of north Scottsdale. This area extends from 7th Avenue to Pima Road and is generally bordered on the south by Cactus Road and the north by Jomax Road. With nearly 34,000 students, we are the fourth largest school district in the state of Arizona.
About Network Infrastructure Corporation Network Infrastructure Corporation, founded in 1994, provides a "Total Solution" approach to network technology planning and implementation. The company has offices in Arizona and serves customers throughout the United States. NIC provides consulting, implementation and support services for converged IP solutions inclusive of, wireless, data, voice, video and security for education; state and local governments; hospitality and gaming; and commercial businesses. As a CISCO Gold Partner, NIC has the highest technology credentials available in the industry.
About Ceragon Networks Ltd.
Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: CRNT) is a leading provider of high-capacity wireless backhaul solutions for cellular and fixed wireless operators, enterprises and government organizations. Ceragon´s modular FibeAir® product family is recognized as the gold standard for backhaul transmission and is also one of the top solutions chosen by cellular operators for SONET/SDH rings. A scalable, future-proof solution for wireless transport of broadband services, FibeAir operates across multiple frequencies for IP and SONET/SDH protocols, supporting the emerging needs of next-generation networks that are evolving to all-IP based services, including triple-play. It leads the market in IP backhaul, offering a unique, native IP solution that provides the efficient, robust connectivity required for WiFi, WiMAX and converged networks. Ceragon supports its growing base of more than 200 customers in 85 countries by operating an extensive sales network comprising 17 offices and numerous partners located around the world. More information is available at www.ceragon.com.